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Old 01-29-2009, 08:26 AM
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Question Neverending Loose Stool

My two year old dog always has loose stool. She has always been sensitive to certain food, but now it seems as if she's just sensitive to all foods. Vet says she's in great health, and we also feed high quality dog food. She is the only dog with this problem, the rest are doing very well on their variety of food.

Any suggestions on resolving loose stool that is on-going? Strict diet?

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What dog food are you feeding her? She may have a sensitivity to something in it.. How do you transition her from one food to another? A long process or are you just changing the food?
Have you tried a different diet? Boiled Chicken with rice? That works for sensitive stomachs. Also canned pumpkin is a good source of fiber and will help bind her stools.

Let us know what you have been doing so we can give you more pertinent advise.

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What kind of dog food do you have her on now? What other foods have you given her?

How often do you de worm your dogs?

We need more info to be able to give you better suggestions.
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Good suggestion on the canned pumpkin Judy! I want to add a comment to it if I may. For the pupmkin, make sure your getting the 100% pumpkin --not the pie filling. The pie filling has sugar and other stuff that your dog doesn't need.

I have a Aussie with a super sensitive system. I use Full Petentail's Ultra Premuin Probiotic supplemet. It comes in a tin and they are individually packaged doses. This works really well.

I would recommend that you walk with your vet and run an allergy test on her to see what she is having an "allergic" reaction to in her food. In the mean time, I'd stay away from grains and any duck based diet. I'd go with venison or fish. I also would stay away from any type of "chew" -ie rawhide or Nylabone type of stuff. She might not be able to process them well.

While you may have a food related issue here, consider other non food issues like cleaners and detergents.
Also consider how she responds to your emotions. Ely (The Emo Dog), is extemely senstive to my emtions and anytime he thinks I am or I am upset, he gets upset and voila-loose stool-for days.

Please keep us updated to how she is doing. Oh and a huge..Welcome to the Dog Forum!
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try a grain free food. My dog had a loose stool for 2 years until i switched her to grain free. My vet also could not find anything wrong with her, but now she is in superb health.
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Hey, I have a lot of dogs yet only one has a super sensitive tummy.
I found that by putting him on a cereal and rice based food, this was perfect.
It wasnt too rich to upset him, but it also gives him the nutrition he needs.
Im in scotland so im not sure if any of the food id reccomend would be the same as your food over where you stay!x
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I'd cast my vote for a grain free diet too. One of my dogs had loose stool as a puppy and it progressed to a full blown allergic reaction to grain and chicken by adulthood. My experience with allergy testing was that the only way to know what foods they are allergic to is to go to a very basic diet and then add items and watch for a reaction. Once we put "winter" on a raw food diet she became a normal dog, for the first time.
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I feed my Sheltie with the sensitive tummy Blue Buffalo. At first when we switched, I must have gone too fast even though I was only adding a little at a time. He had diahrrea. Once I got him straightened around from that, he's been fine ever since.

Blue Buffalo is wheat, corn and soy free.

I went through the food allergy testing. Frankly, I wouldn't advise anyone to spend all that money. Supposedly he isn't allergic to any food. But nonetheless, I don't give him wheat, corn or soy.

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My dog ran into the same problem. I starting to use Natural Recipe in cans and dry from pet smart and Just Because For Dogs treats from the internet. The loose stools stopped, they are great products. You dog could have food allergies like mine. Try this, it worked for my guys.
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I have been telling everyone, dogs with food issues, try Natures Recipe's dog food from Pet smart and Just Because For Dogs treats from the internet. After a few day, the dogs looked and felt great.
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